Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Free Project Management Training and Career Transition Support for Veterans and Spouses in Washington, D.C.

Dixon Center, Orion International, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and Efiia Cares are committed to supporting veterans and military families. We are pleased to announce an intensive project management (PM) training and career transition program for veterans and spouses starting in January 2014.

This program takes an integrated, holistic approach to training, education and transition, and is completely free of charge to Veterans, Veteran Spouses, and Active Duty Spouses.

The goal of the program is to enable participants to successfully transition into high-quality, executive-track positions in private sector project management and management consulting careers. The program includes the following:

  • Intensive classroom instruction on project management fundamentals
  • Group exercises and case studies
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Resume writing support
  • Practice interview sessions
  • Ongoing mentoring and support
  • Training on management tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, iBooks, Prezi)

The program is targeted to participants with little or no project management experience. Participants will learn the fundamentals of project management, industry standards, and best practices based on real projects. Following a full day of intensive classroom instruction, participants will be able to get individualized support and mentoring throughout the year from experienced professionals.
The first class will be held on Saturday, January 25, from 9am – 5pm in downtown Washington, D.C. Additional classes will be offered throughout the year.Learn more here.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah its a good article. According to you what we project managers do is communicating. And a lot of this communication is done during project meetings. It can sometimes feel like you are running from one meeting to another and that your time is often wasted. Meetings don’t start on time, the issues aren’t dealt with, there is no agenda, there is no focus, nobody assigns any follow ups or tasks and of course then they also don’t end on time. An efficient project manager is required for the good management of a project. I think a project manager should PMP certified. Looking forwards to apply what I learned in PMP classes in my company.